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All she needed was a little love

Years ago, I saw a little girl at one of the area schools. There was something about her I have remembered to this day. For some reason, the sadness on this little girl’s face was etched in my memory. It…

Tom Henihan Parents are always watchful of their children, especially when they are very young. They are mindful that the crib in which their child sleeps is safe, that the car seat their child rides in is up to code,…

Jeff Burgar They say in poker, “position” is the single most important element in the game. Now of course, there are many, many important elements. These range from the strength of your cards, to how big is your chip stack…

RE: Letter to the editor: Jeff Hattie, Nov. 15, 2017, South Peace News You did and said a lot of things right in your letter. But, you never mentioned what Fred Trump was wearing when he got arrested. It is…

Jeff Burgar Every so often, we would get a phone call or a personal visit from one of our business people. He would say, “Hey, I’m having a big sale. Write up a story about it! And it should be…

Jeff Burgar Remember telephone party lines? Party lines are from the good old days. If you lived in a rural area, you shared your telephone line with people up and down the road where the telephone line went. In past…

Mac Olsen Every municipality – including municipal districts and counties – should be required to have a designated helipad for the STARS air ambulance service. Cost should not be an excuse for objecting to them, nor for not having them…

Jeff Burgar It was not all that long, barely over four years ago, that candidates in the election for High Prairie town council were all posturing about “transparency” and “accountability.” It was a good line at the time. In fact,…
Clegg’s Corner – Beautification nearly faced extinction

High Prairie and area residents are days away from celebrating another Christmas Light-Up. Together with the Town of High Prairie, the High Prairie Community Beautification Association leads the effort to hold the winter celebration. It is one many citizens look…

Chris Clegg William Miller was a genius, or a stark-raving lunatic. I am not sure which. Miller was born in 1782 in New England. He farmed for a living and was a former atheist. In 1831, he began making predictions…

Re: President Trump is playing with fire, Oct. 25, 2017 letter to the editor, South Peace News, by Eva Sartorius What in tarnation, Eva! While I always enjoy reading your letters, and objecting to them until I’m red in the…
Clegg’s Corner – Is there a compromise?

A man approached me at the Remembrance Day service with a question. “What’s going on at the arena?” Not knowing the schedule, I told him probably some practices and games. “Why are they open?” he asked. Good question. I know…

Simply turn the pages to find interesting tidbits Joe McWilliams Your ink-stained editor was sitting in the office the other day wondering how in the world to fill this space. It’s not far from that state of mind to falling…

Jeff Burgar According to simple numbers, right now there should be about 35 men and women from the High Prairie region serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and Reserve. Their duties would be everything from computer repair people, heavy-duty mechanics,…